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Unformatted text preview: Roman state unable to protect vast borders Changes in climate: northern tribes moved south Invasions or Migrations? Huns, Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals, Vikings Fall of strong central government: decline in standards of living decline of minted coins, trade, communication, roads, cities, housing, etc. little monumental art or architecture small, portable, intrinsically valuable arts (interlace, cloisonné) migration period architecture insecurity and uncertainty Monasticism: Benedictine Rule: asceticism, vows of poverty, chastity, & obedience St. Gall: plan for an ideal monastery, self-contained “world” depositories of learning, maintained classical texts and education illuminated manuscripts developments in writing: minuscules, spaces, left to right codices replace scrolls classical writings also preserved in Eastern Roman Empire, Byzantium, especially by Arab and Islamic scholars...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2008 for the course HUM 111 taught by Professor Sorrell during the Fall '06 term at Pepperdine.
- Fall '06